Aldous Huxley

1894 - 1963

A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on facts

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The smallest fact is a window through which the infinite may be seen.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: cited in Richard Norton Smith, Thomas E. Dewey

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on god, goodness, and music

Seated upon the convex mound Of one vast kidney, Jonah prays And sings his canticles and hymns, Making the hollow vault resound God's goodness and mysterious ways, Till the great fish spouts music as he swims.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Jonah

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on certainty, direction, existence, life, purpose, and time

At any given moment, life is completely senseless. But viewed over a period, it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time, having a purpose, trending in a certain direction.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on mind

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A poor degenerate from the ape, Whose hands are four, whose tail's a limb, I contemplate my flaccid shape And know I may not rival him Save with my mind.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: First Philosopher’s Song

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on evolution, failure, fatherhood, friendship, love, and progress

If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons, that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship, love, fatherhood, and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Interview with J. W. N. Sullivan, Contemporary Mind, London, 1934.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on good and science

I admit that mathematical science is a good thing. But excessive devotion to it is a bad thing.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Interview with J. W. N. Sullivan, Contemporary Mind, London, 1934.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on dogs and popularity

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on experience

Experience is not what happens to a man; It is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on facts

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on facts, nonsense, wisdom, and words

Facts are ventriloquists' dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer nonsense.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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